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The Cobequid Off Highway Vehicle Club have more than one reason to be proud this week. Besides unveiling their new brand, they’ve acquired a cargo trailer to help them with trail maintenance and events. Members (from left) Drew Fraser, Jason Sharpe, Doug Marshall, Troy Henwood and Jerry “Beak” Laurie were on hand for the Thursday reveal.
SPRINGHILL – To most of you, it’s a trailer.
To the Cobequid Off Highway Vehicle Club it’s safety, security, convenience and even a little fun.
The Cobequid Off Highway Vehicle Club are the proud new owners of a cargo trailer that will be used to accomplish a number of things, including a few the public sometimes overlook.
“We clear and maintain the trails,” Cobequid OHV vice president Troy Henwood said. “Anyone can use the trails. They don’t have to become a member [of Cobequid OHV] to use the trails, but we’d like more people to become members… that money helps us maintain trails, replace bridges.”
Washouts, deadfalls and other trail maintenance calls for heavy equipment, much of which the club can now move in one passing instead of calling on multiple vehicles for multiple trips.
“We’re gradually accumulating tools and we have a few tents we use and banners, but we had the problem of finding everything when an event popped up,” club president Doug Marshall said.
Besides being good stewards, the club believes in being good citizens.
The Cobequid OHV lends their talents to worthy causes, helping with the planning of fundraisers to the benefit of a group or organization – like they did for the Springhill Ground Search and Rescue in May. The club provides some of the resources needed to put on fun runs and poker rallies, ensuring all the necessary signage and safety is available. It’s a lot of stuff that needs to go somewhere and the cargo trailer fits the bill.
And there’s one more purpose to the trailer: awareness.
Plans are underway to enhance the clubs presence at rallies and parades throughout the area, and the trailer was a key means of promoting the club, especially after unveiling their new logo designed by Larry Hunter and Susan Belliveau of Larry Hunter Sign Design.
Online, the Cobequid OHV Club can be found on Facebook or by visiting www.cohvclub.com.
For more on Cumberland County’s trail system: http://www.cumberlandnewsnow.com/News/Local/2013-02-20/article-3181115/Trail-users-find-their-bearings/1